Classes & Guiding

Private Guiding:

Reserve a half day or a full day of private guiding and instruction at Joshua Tree or Tahquitz Rock with one of our guides please use the two links below:

Full day (8 hours)

Half day (4 hours)

Classes:

Click on links for detailed class descriptions.  Classes are not scheduled during the summer months.  Classes will resume in September.  We teach all these subjects in the summer, but only by private arrangement.

How to Rock Climb

Your first day on the rock begins here.  $155
For details and to make a reservation, please use this link >> How to Rock Climb.

Climbing Technique

Perfect for your 2nd day on the rock.  $155
For details and to make a reservation, please use this link >> Climbing Technique.

Anchor Building

2 day trad anchor building class  $330
For details and to make a reservation please use this link >> Anchor Building

Lead Climbing

2 day trad leading class   $330
For details and to make a reservation, please use this link >> Two Day Lead Climbing Class

Crack Climbing Technique

1 day intro to crack climbing $395 or 2 people for $225 each
For more details and to make a reservation, please use this link >> Introduction to Crack Climbing.

Multipitch Efficiency

Multipitch trad efficiency tips.  $165
For details and to make a reservation, please use this link >> Multipitch Efficiency.

Rescue 1

Hands-on self-rescue seminar.  $165
For details and to make a reservation, please use this link >> Rescue 1.

Rescue 2

By appointment only.  $165 per person
For more details please use this link >> Rescue 2

Kids Climbing Class

Open to kids age 5-17.  $30 per session
Fridays 1-4 pm
For details and to make a reservation, please use this link >> Kids Climbing Class

For detailed information and reservations click on the link associated with each class,
Or Email to erik@californiaclimbingschool.com or call us at (760) 625-7115

Clinics, Multi-pitch guiding, Groups, Youth programs and other Mountain adventures…

Big Wall Clinic

2 days by arrangement
Learn the basics of big wall climbing techniques.    Learn how to aid climb, how to use mechanical rope ascenders, …. for more information, please follow this link >> Big Wall Clinic

 

Multipitch Guided Climbing

Follow your guide up a 300′- 400′ climb in Joshua Tree. This is a perfect introduction to multi-pitch climbing.

For more information, please follow this link >> Multipitch guided climbing

 

High Sierra Trip

Climb a classic High Sierra peak like Mt Whitney, Mt Russell, or Temple Crag.  High Sierra trips are run in July, August, and September.
Use this link for more details >> High Sierra Trip

Family Climbing

Contact us today to talk about hiring a private guide for your family.  Kids are typically ready to climb at around age 6. We often offer some type of scrambling activity in addition to the roped climbing, which the kids seem to particularly enjoy.  Climbing outdoors in a beautiful natural area can impact kids in profound ways.

For reservations,
Email to erik@californiaclimbingschool.com or call us at (760) 625-7115

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Family climbing at Indian Cove

 

Private Rock Climbing Lessons for Youth 

These private lessons in Joshua Tree National Park are 3 hours long.

Ages 5-17yrs
$150 for a private lesson
$100 each for 2   $75 each for 3    $60 each for 4   $55 each for 5   $50 each for 6

For more details and reservations use this link >> Private rock climbing lessons for youth,
Or email erik@californiaclimbingschool.com
Or call us at (760) 625-7115

Groups

We have provided our services to homeschool groups, scouting groups, charter school groups, corporate groups,  recovery groups, and other types of groups as well.   Please let us know what your group needs are so we can help to make a Joshua Tree visit very special.
For more details, please use this link >> Groupsro
Or Email to erik@californiaclimbingschool.com
Or call us at (760) 625-7115

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Wonderland of Rocks Adventure

Hike, climb, rappel, and scramble through boulders as your guide leads you on this unforgettable adventure to the heart of Joshua Tree National Park.  Learn about the plants, animals, pioneers, and Native Americans from your guide as you look for signs of the elusive bighorn sheep.  No climbing experience necessary, but good fitness required because of the rough nature of the terrain. Great opportunities for wildlife viewing and photography.

For more information please use this link >> Wonderland of Rocks adventure 
Or Email to erik@californiaclimbingschool.com
Or call us at (760) 625-7115

Tipping

If you are pleased with your guide’s performance, it is customary to tip them 10%-20%.